Parfum Sacre (Caron)
Thread: SotD Wednesday 10 March
My condolences to mysticknot and Quarry our friends are not supposed to leave until we're ready for them to go.
RHM you'll just have to come up to Boston and spend some time with your Basenotes family, we know how to hug and we smell good.
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Wearing a new amber as I continue amber week.
Neil Morris Regal Amber
Amber is one of my favorite notes in fragrance. I am always amazed at the different way it feels depending on the whims of the artist composing the fragrance built around amber. It is especially fun to see the same artist take amber and interpret it in two very different ways.
Neil Morris has approached amber in a lush way exploring all of the softer aspects of the note while pairing it with smoke, incense and, most unusually plum, to create a memorable fragrance; Burnt Amber. Mr. Morris returns to amber for a second go-around in 2010’s Regal Amber. Regal Amber is a much more contained fragrance than Burnt Amber and it has one of the more focused note lists of any of Mr. Morris’ creations but the notes used combine in ways to make one believe there is much more present and makes Regal Amber something different than its older sibling.
The top of Regal Amber begins with black amber and maltol. Black amber has an intensity that takes the amber accord right up to the edge of unpleasant and by combining the caramel accord that maltol brings to a fragrance the opening stages of Regal Amber feel like a gourmand’s amber. This feeling disappears as black narcissus shows up in the heart and, as one who loves Mr. Morris’ use of narcissus, this takes Regal Amber away from gourmand territory and into something truly unique as the indolic charms of the narcissus combined with the top notes create a unique heart and one that persists and gets more interesting as the narcissus takes over and becomes the dominant partner with the amber. The base is a strong redwood cut with just a little vanilla. The vanilla serves to revive a little of the gourmand feel but the redwood really keeps the sweet aspects of the vanilla well controlled.
Regal Amber has amazing longevity and excellent sillage.
Regal Amber is another example of Mr. Morris’ ability to wring different feels from the same note. With Regal Amber he shows restraint and creates opulence.
Have a Worldly Wednesday everyone.
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Parfum Sacre (Caron)
Jicky (vintage Parfum de Toilette) by Guerlain
Mysticknot and Quarry - ((hugs))
Today - Ava Luxe Madame X, the last drops of the sample I have been nursing for 2 years.
The one scent in her line that makes me very sorry that she produces perfume sporadically these days.
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I'm doing a full-on test of Oxiana today, thanks to kumquat. It starts out weird and mushroom-y, but then the myrrh becomes apparent. It gives me the feeling of cold incense. verrrry interesting! notes: musk, patchouli, opoponax and myrrh
hugs to mysticknot and Quarry. It's hard to lose a friend under any circumstances.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Mysticknot and Quarry: I am so sorry.
I am wearing Mona di Orio's Nuit Noire. What a delightful beast to get to know! It smells of bygone times in parfumery.
Bonsai, Ta'if always sounds good to me, too.
Sakecat, I will be sad indeed when my Madame X is used up. Hopefully, Serena will reconsider very soon!
Today I chose SL Bois et Violette. Lifts me up every time.
afternoon: Apres l'Ondee
Bedtime: Lubin Idole, very comforting
Life is in a crazy cycle right now, I must say!
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
Mysticknot and Quarry.....Sorry to hear about Your Friends.....Hope that all who have been under the weather are feeling better.....My thoughts and prayers are to all in need.
Riverside Drive by Bond No.9
Testing SL Santal Blanc....big mistake to do anything Serge-y with a queasy stomach! Eeeeeek!
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
Wearing Guerlain's Apres l'Ondee today.
Kumquat, that is an amazing time lapse photo. Wow.
Wishing everyone a good afternoon and evening. Take care, all!
Mysticknot & Quarry - my deepest sympathy to you both.
Angelique Noire by Guerlain
Mysticknot I'm really sorry to hear about your friend.
Today I'm wearing Nu EDP again, this is quickly becoming one of my favourites. A lot of people hate the bottle but I think it's really cool, it looks like an odd sculpture when it is sat in its stand.
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Big hugs for Mysticknot and Quarry ... I wish I knew the right words to comfort you.
Been a busy morning here in paradise...
SOTD: Chanel Gardenia
A sample of L'air du désert marocain. A bottle of this would be nice
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Thanks very much for all the kindness everyone- you guys always comfort me.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
I waited for the mail today so I could wear my new Agent Provocteur Diamond Dust edition. Hooray! Smells a lot like my vintage Coriandre but lasts a lot longer! APDD has some of the prettiest packaging and bottle I've ever seen, too.
Stetson tonight. Pretty doggone good for an el cheapo.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
((((mysticknot & Quarry))))
I started the day in Vetiver Tonka. I spritzed on Louve when I got home from work. I needed the sweetness of Louve after the dryness of VT.
MK and Q.....total bummer. Positive energy radiating your way.
Kumquat, you never fail to amaze and delight with your graphics. Today's is a stunner. Manymany thanx.
Aromatics Elixir today - this one always garners tons of compliments from all ages and genders.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
MysticKnot and Quarry... sorry to hear about the death and illness. As much a part of nature as both are, it still is tough to take.
SoTD: Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere.
SoTE: Scents of Time Night Star
((((((Mystic and Quarry))))))
Sending love to RHM< 30 Roses...any and all, my friends.
Missing Brielle and ComDiva, too
Spent the day having lunch w/ Eldest Suave Boyo in Harvard Square...
Wound up in his favorite Mitsouko, wearing the blouse he bought me for my birthday two years ago...
Waiting for J to come home at 5 am on Friday am ;-0
La Rose de Rosine for bed ;-)
Good nifght, dear faces.
Wore LTBL to a conference today. Tested Badgley Mischka.... left without it, pretty, inoffensive, but I expected more.
(((Mysticknot and Quarry))).
Wearing Replique today. Take care, all.
Happy Birthday Guerlain-Lover! I am sorry I am posting so late--I hope you had a wonderful day! I share your love for Guerlain and today wore Sous le Vent
For the stats--last night's SotN was No.5 extrait...
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My SOTE yesterday was applied after midnight, so it's technically today's SOTD- right?
Any hoo I tested out a sample of Kingdom I must be naughty by nature because I loved loved loved it, and did not feel like it was as super skanky as some of the reviews I've read. With the untimely death of it's creator, I had better grab a bottle before it disaapears.
During daylight hours it was a second day in Trussardi Skin for me with matching lotion to amplify it a bit.
Hello again, everyone!
I'm in vintage Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren tonight.
Have a good evening!
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Today I wore Tumulte Pour Homme. One of my favorites.
Today I wore Dior Homme. It is so calming ans soothing.